It's a rare evening when Alayne and I can spend an hour watching something on TV, but last night after dinner we had a moment to watch a History Channel program on the aftermath of the American Civil War. Blind Widget loves it when this happens, because it gives her an equally rare opportunity to walk all over us. Literally. We know when this is going to happen, because she perks up as soon as she hears us sit down, and then she marches over to the chair or couch we're on. She figures out the best way to climb up, and then the next thing we know, she's on top of us, her face peering into ours. That's what happened yesterday evening when I got this photo of Widget standing on Alayne. (Yes, those things behind and next to Alayne are the dog beds that are usually covering the couch.)
Widget will give us some affection when she's doing this ... the occasional kiss ... but the main purpose seems to be, well, just to stand on us. She will remain perched like a statue on a pedestal for as long as we let her. Which is not very long, mind you, because that's a lot of weight pressing down on one's chest and stomach through four small paws.
I am generally her victim, and with me, she stands on top and bobs her little tail proudly, as if she were a mountain climber planting a flag on some high peak. For some reason yesterday she wasn't as confident about walking all over Alayne, so after some tail-bobbing that accompanied the initial conquest, her tail drooped a bit. But she was confident enough to remain up there while I went to the office to get the camera and take the photo.
I've posted before about how Widget will loom over other dogs until they surrender their chair or bed to her. It has occurred to us that this just might be the same technique at work, except directed at her human servants, rather than her canine companions.